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Applying for a certificate of marital capacity for foreigners

Description

If they wish to marry abroad, it may be that there is a legal norm in the intended state of marriage that requires the submission of such a certificate.

The issuance of a certificate of marital capacity for marriage abroad is also possible in Germany for stateless persons, persons entitled to asylum, recognised refugees and persons whose nationality cannot be ascertained.

The issue is carried out by the registry office in whose jurisdiction the applicant has his domicile or habitual residence.

The certificate of marital capacity is valid for a period of six months.

  • The issuance of a certificate of marital capacity is requested from the competent registry office.

 

  • If the examination shows that there is no impediment to the intended marriage under German law and the necessary information on the person of both spouses has been provided, the registry office issues the requested certificate of marital capacity.

Contact the registry office.

  • If the person who wishes to marry abroad has one of the following staff regulations:
  • Stateless
  • Entitled to asylum
  • recognised refugee
  • or persons whose nationality cannot be established,
  • as well as their habitual residence in Germany.
  • As with a German citizen, the requirements, type and format of the evidence to be provided and the examination of the marriage requirements are governed by German law.
  • Public documents must prove:
    • The civil status.
    • The domicile, habitual residence.
    • Nationality.
    • As well as, if applicable, the last marriage and/or civil partnerships and their dissolution.
  • Costs may be incurred for the issuance of a certificate of marital capacity. Please contact your registry office.

After issuance, the certificate of marital capacity is valid for a period of six months.

  • Depending on the individual case

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

  • Senator for the Interior, Department 23 – Civil Status Law, of the State of Bremen
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